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***ASSISTANT FARM MANAGER*** Required for 1300ha potato & combinable farming business. Job in <-->West Suffolk<-->

Farm TypeArable
Description


Moulton Manor Farm is a 1300ha arable farming business located in West Suffolk. The farm’s rotation is based around 160ha of potatoes; processing and pre pack. We also crop 180ha of sugar beet, 750ha of combinables (wheat, rye, spring and winter barley) and we let the remaining land for onions, carrots and outdoor pigs. The whole farm is serviced by mains irrigation using 14 hose reels and booms. There are 3 full time farm staff, up to 10 casual staff, an Assistant and a Farm Manager.



We are now recruiting for an experienced Assistant Farm Manger and are seeking candidates with a real passion for farming, who have a keen eye for attention to detail.



Working closely with the Farm Manager, you will;




  • Lead and motivate an experienced farm staff team. Regularly liaise with the potato Agronomist, Farms Director and the land owner.


  • Have excellent communication skills and have confidence to discuss matters at all levels of the business.


  • Display high levels of Health and Safety awareness.


  • Preferably be experienced in potato operations and large scale irrigation, and understand the demands of a busy, light land farm.


  • Be prepared to lead by example by operating machinery to a high standard, when and where require i.e. relief spraying & fork lift work.


  • Show willingness to learn, be adaptable and flexible in your approach to farming.



We will help develop the successful candidate by offering ongoing training and the chance to attend regular technical / agronomical meetings. A competitive salary is offered, along with a farm truck and help with housing.



To express interest in this role, please forward a covering letter and CV to the farm manager.

CountryUK
AreaEast & East Anglia
PostcodeCB8
Job LengthPermanent
DatesStart: 01/01/2019, Finish: 07/01/2050
Driving License Required?Full UK Driving Licence
Hours40+
Pay£TBD
Employment TypeArable, Arable Contractor, Management
Accommodation Available?No
Accommodation TypeHelp given to find accommodation
Accommodation Price£0
Other Accommodation Information

  

Distance from shops and amenities500 meters
Smokers Accepted?Yes
Other Information

The farm is 10 mins from Newmarket, 15 mins from Bury St Edmunds and 20 mins from Cambridge, so plenty of employment and education opportunities in the area. Train station 5 mins from the farm with good links to London.

Please supply a phone number of a reference if you apply.

 

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